APTN National News
Seven years ago this month, the Queen of the North sank after striking an island off the north coast of British Columbia.
A daring night rescue followed.
Seeing the ship’s flares, members of a nearby First Nation village jumped into their boats and helped fish 99 out of 101 people aboard the vessel.
Now, the trial of the ship’s officer, who is charge with negligence, is underway in Vancouver.
APTN National News reporter Rob Smith talks with one of the passengers and retells the story of a frightening night on the edge of death.